After painting the dark whiskey bottle a few weeks ago I decided I would tackle this dark vase that I purchased a few years ago at Parson's. I love how the reflections of the lemons turned out and the look of the black vase. When I took my first workshop with David Leffel his setup had a black teapot. I painted from that still life and didn't know what I was doing with any of it. He came over and painted on the teapot bringing out different colors and then worked on some pears in the setup. After he finished with those I moved onto things he didn't touch so that I could always have what he worked on as a reference to me. It may be the closest thing to me owning one of his paintings.